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May

Residential Support Worker

Life Without Barriers - Melbourne, VIC

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JOB DESCRIPTION

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the Role

We are currently recruiting for a number of Residential Support Workers to join our team in Melbourne. This is a challenging but rewarding opportunity for you to make a change in a Young Person's life. You will be working directly with young people, the positions are based in a 24/7 Residential Setting with fortnightly rotating shift rosters.

The successful candidates will need to have experience working with young people with complex behaviours. You will be actively supporting their individual needs and creating a safe environment.

LWB has a strong evidence-based culture and professional development is a focus with potential training opportunities from Cornwell University in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) and Children and Residential Experiences (CARE).

We currently have vacancies in Mount Waverley for casual. The shifts mainly consist of early morning shifts, afternoons and some sleep shifts.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide day to day care, supervision and transport to children and young people
  • Actively participate in activities and increase competencies of young people
  • Form and maintain professional, nurturing relationships
  • Develop, implement and monitor individual plans
  • Actively support the child/young person to develop and maintain social skills
  • Maintenance of progress notes and report writing

Skills & Experience

  • Certificate 4 in Community Services, Youth Work or similar
  • Completion of the following 4 units: Work effectively in trauma informed care; Provide primary residential care; Facilitate responsible behaviour and Work with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs - Advantageous
  • A current Senior First Aid Certificate
  • A current unrestricted Australian Driver Licence
  • Ability to work various shifts (sleepover & active nights) throughout the week
  • Prior knowledge and/or experience working with young people
  • Prior knowledge and/or experience working with young people with a disability.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).

Benefits

  • Work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Life Without Barriers offers ongoing training, support and career advancement opportunities
  • Flexible working hours